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Is there a comprehensive explanation of which prepositions I should use with directed, and why?

  • directed at
  • directed to
  • directed on
  • directed onto
  • directed in
  • directed into
  • directed toward
  • directed towards
  • ... ?

I have found two possible answers, but they look just “partial” in my case:

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closed as not a real question by FumbleFingers, tchrist, Carlo_R., coleopterist, RegDwigнt Sep 27 '12 at 9:52

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There's a question on “toward” vs. “towards”, too. Two, actually. –  RegDwigнt Sep 26 '12 at 20:30
Directed around. Directed under. Directed over. Directed through. –  GEdgar Sep 26 '12 at 21:23
You need to be a lot more specific about the context in which you want to use "directed" - every one of your prepositions occurs in at last some constructions that many native speakers would consider unremarkable. –  FumbleFingers Sep 26 '12 at 22:55
@GEdgar: don't forget "directed by". Or, as Robusto put it in chat, it's hard to think of a preposition that can't be used after "directed". We really need context, moudrick. –  RegDwigнt Sep 27 '12 at 9:55
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